2014 Concerts

Binchois Consort, Birmingham University Singers & University Women’s Choir


Friday, 21 March 2014




Bramall Music Building, Elgar Concert Hall

Simon Halsey directs a performance of David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion, a setting of Hans Christian Andersen’s fable about the dreams and hopes of a dying child, scored for voices and percussion in the format of Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Lang elevated the suffering of the little match girl with poignant, evocative music, reflecting the comparison between Andersen’s original fable and the suffering of Jesus.

Members of University Singers and the University Women’s Choir are joined by the award winning Binchois Consort for a performance of Renaissance motets by composers including Isaac, Mouton, Brumel and Obrecht under the direction of Andrew Kirkman.

Presented by Department of Music